Grateful Dead Live at Capital Centre on 1987-09-12
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
FOB Schoeps> pcm> dat> cdr> shn; via Chris Dipietro
- Schoeps (FOB) > pcm > DAT > CDR > SHN
- Landover, MD
- Audience: Schoeps
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- Capital Centre
Subject: very clean
Listening to this one today makes me joyfull great way to start my day ALWAYS LOVED the Dew and this one is nice not an all time fav but nice. How many times did they go from Truckin to Miracle? I don't recall any others. So has a good feel about it.
Subject: What a Dew
About this show.... never been able to put my finger on what was special about this night but the simple fact that it was workingman's Dead. There is a deliberate craftsmanship to this show that builds through the night to the best Dew I've ever heard, live or on tape. Thanks for the upload.
Subject: Some are undeniably compelling; others lack innovation
1st Set: Crowd roars with approval on the hot "Hell" bustout. Time to hang our head low; lacking all types of accomplishment-I'm a "Loser." Solid. Crowd's Very happy to be inside-clapping like crazy. Hmmm, and I was just thinking how they haven't played "Uncle" yet this tour. It's standard, but doesn't kill momentum. Oh my Brent, that piano(?) solo during "River" is quite something. Jerry responds almost as powerfully with his own solo. A worthy but not a memorable "Ramble" follows. There were no Phil chants, but he was due. "Tom's Thumb" Despite forgetting a line, this is strongly sung. A spirited "Pocky" follows. This "Cassidy" isn't as dramatic as the Providence version, but it's passable. "Might" is appropriately carefree and enthusiastic. Gotta dig Brent's flourish at :19/20.
2nd Set: A slight murmur from Phil, barrels lined up to roll down a hill..."Cumberland's" a little too mellow for my tastes. However, we're immediately thrown into the double-time beat of well-presented "Samson." Phil is audibly heard without responding to Jerry's lines. "Ship" is nicely sung but nothing too interesting. More standard good times with an involving "Man Smart." "Drums" comes and goes...The last moments of "Space" noodle around our "Truckin'" destination. Why is that most versions of this song sound so generic...as the song continues, the gasoline in the tank is slowly petering out. So it disintegrates, funny enough-somewhat lively into "Miracle." 'M' is rather short and throwaway, one last glimpse of good times before the Momentous "Dew." Everything has been an appetizer for this; one must hear the climax from 10:30-on to fully relish. That could have easily closed to set, but the boys want us to relieve ourseleves of any lingering tension by 'Turning it on.' "Lovelight" is a wonderful capper.
Oh, is it really "Saturday Night?" It's an afterthought but still enjoyable. Oh my, double encore :) Let's calm the crowd's collective energy by sending them to the "Black Muddy River."
Although not the Blockbuster show I was expecting, it's certainly better than last night...
3 1/3 stars
Subject: nice mix
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